New Archbishop Offers New Hope in Iraq
A Catholic priest formerly in London has returned to Iraq to become a bishop ministering to a people recovering from genocide.
Monsignor Nizar Semaan was ordained Archbishop of Mosul in a church still partly blackened by desecration carried out by Daesh (ISIS) extremists determined to destroy all evidence of Christian presence in the Nineveh Plains.
The new archbishop, who for 14 years was UK Syriac Catholic chaplain in London, now presides over an ancient Oriental-rite Christian community still coming to terms more than two years after invading Daesh forces were finally defeated.
Speaking to Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need after